First Team Defense
Doug Brenner, DL, 6-2, 250, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)
Brenner garnered 6A all-state honorable mention after anchoring the Jesuit defensive line as a 10th grader.D.J. Ward, DL, 6-4, 240, Lawton (Okla.)
With 94 tackles and nine sacks, Ward was a 6A all-state honorable mention selection and led Lawton to one of its best seasons in recent years.Jonathan Allen, DL, 6-3, 215, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Va.)
In his first varsity season, Allen was simply outstanding, recording 20 sacks and eight forced fumbles for one of Virginia's top programs.Robert Nkemdiche, DL, 6-5, 255, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Nkemdiche enjoyed one of the finest sophomore campaigns in the country. He was a AAAAA first team all-state selection following his 18-sack season.Ben Gedeon, LB, 6-3, 215, Hudson (Ohio)
Nicknamed "The Freak," Gedeon was a third team Division 1 all-state selection and is quickly earning a reputation for his athleticism and tenacity.
Jamie Major, LB, 6-1, 205, Piedmont (Ala.)
Major's 104 tackles and 11 sacks, earning 3A all-state recognition and leading Piedmont to a 13-2 finish.O.J. Howard, LB, 6-5, 210, Autauga Academy (Prattville, Ala.)
An AISA all-state pick, Howard nearly possesses a college-ready frame right now and has enough quickness to double as a wide receiver for his team.E.J. Levenberry, LB, 6-3, 210, Annandale (Va.)
Levenberry was once again an impact player for DeMatha, but expects to play at Lake Braddock in 2011. He's currently attending Annandale.Reuben Foster, LB, 6-2, 205, Troup (LaGrange, Ga.)
Already a coveted prospect, Foster was a difference-maker on varsity for the second straight year.Zach Guiser, DB, 6-1, 190, Greensburg Central Catholic (Pa.)
One year after leading the WPIAL in interceptions with eight, Guiser was seldom targeted by quarterbacks, but still snagged three interceptions and recovered two fumbles.
Antonio Connor, DB, 6-2, 192, South Panola (Batesville, Miss.)
Connor played a key role in South Panola's run to a mythical national championship
. He made 89 tackles and intercepted four passes for the Tigers and was an all-state selection.DaShon Hunt, DB, 5-8, 160, Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Hunt scored defensive touchdowns in each of his first three games and finished the season with seven interceptions. The Ventura County Star named him to the all-county team.William Likley, DB, 5-8, 175, Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Likley could be the next major athlete to emerge from Muck City.Joseph Davidon, P, 6-6, 175, Findlay (Ohio)
Davidson was a third team all-state punter in Ohio's Division 1.